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ERIC Number: ED023378
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The Two-Year College Drop-In Student: A New Perspective.
Lembke, Robert T.
This study examined the "drop-in": the student who has dropped out of a 4-year college and enrolled in a 2-year college. It proposed to primarily (1) identify his expectations, (2) discover his goals, and (3) determine his perception of the two institutions, and secondarily to find out why he (1) dropped out of the 4-year college and (2) selected a particular 2-year college. A 6-item questionnaire was sent to 72 drop-ins at two junior colleges; 54 usable replies were received. It asked (1) why he left the 4-yearcollege, (2) why he selected the particular junior college, (3) what he expected to accomplish, (4) what were his plans after college, (5) how he compared his experience in both colleges, and (6) if he had it to do over, would he go to the 2-year college fir"t. To question one, most replied dismissal or suspension, lack of funds, or lack of goal; to two, most said low cost, location, or influence of parents or friends; for three, most listed readmission to a 4-year college, improvement of grades, or personal satisfaction; to four, most said they planned to transfer to a different 4-year college, return to the one they had left, or take full-time work; to five, students rated the 2-year college high in quality of instruction, student-faculty relationships, individual attention, and counseling services, but low in "collegiate" atmosphere and in social, cultural, and recreational activities; and to six, well over half said they would attend the junior college first. (HH)
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